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Authorities target medical-discount scams
Modern Healthcare

Federal and state law enforcement agencies are working together to crack down on fake “medical discount plans”—scams that target the uninsured with the promise of cut-rate health coverage. The Federal Trade Commission, along with state attorneys general and insurance commissioners in 24 states have filed 54 lawsuits and regulatory actions to stop these scams. The charges include peddling sham insurance, conducting illegal robocalls and fax blasting.